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African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States
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Community of Sahelo-Saharan States
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League of Arab States
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News Releases

Global Press Freedom Declines in Every Region for First Time Israel, Italy and Hong Kong Lose Free Status
2009-05-02
Freedom House
Journalists faced an increasingly grim working environment in 2008, with global press freedom declining for a seventh straight year and deterioration occurring for the first time in every region, acco...
World Press Freedom Day: Statement from the Media Foundation for West Africa
2009-05-02
Media Foundation for West Africa
The theme for this year's celebration of World Press Freedom Day, Media, Dialogue and Mutual Understanding, could not have been more appropriate in any other year than this one, particularly for count...

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Global Press Freedom Declines in Every Region for First Time Israel, Italy and Hong Kong Lose Free Status
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Freedom House
Journalists faced an increasingly grim working environment in 2008, with global press freedom declining for a seventh straight year and deterioration occurring for the first time in every region, acco...
Slavery in Mauritania
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
Slavery in Mauritania is an entrenched phenomenon the national government has repeatedly tried to abolish, banning the practice in 1905, 1981, and August 2007. The descendants of black Africans abduct...
Slavery still shackles Mauritania, 31 years after its abolition
Mark, Monica
Article
2012
The Guardian
Rigid caste system and ruling elite have enabled a centuries-old practice to continue into the 21st century.
World Press Freedom Day: Statement from the Media Foundation for West Africa
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Media Foundation for West Africa
The theme for this year's celebration of World Press Freedom Day, Media, Dialogue and Mutual Understanding, could not have been more appropriate in any other year than this one, particularly for count...


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